The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) is the state agency charged with regulating tribal gaming, pari-mutuel racing and wagering, and boxing and mixed martial arts. ADG also runs the Division of Problem Gambling (DPG), which provides and supports prevention, education and treatment for problem gambling.
The legislature established ADG in 1995, after recognizing the growth of Indian gaming in the State and the need for an independent regulatory body with gaming expertise. All federally recognized tribes have a gaming compact with the State and ADG partners with them to oversee regulated casinos.
In 2015, ADG’s responsibilities expanded to include regulation and oversight of statewide pari-mutuel wagering, racing and boxing and mixed martial arts events, when the legislature consolidated the Arizona Department of Racing under ADG.
You can learn more about gambling in Arizona by viewing this informational video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gk6PW4dCSo) .